Constipation; the thief of time!

"Constipation is the thief of time, diarrhoea waits for no man!" The literature suggested that idiopathic constipation, which mainly affected young women, could, like faecal incontinence, be caused by one of a number of possible defects. This was not true. Although our studies showed that a range of abnormalities, delays in... Read more »

Faecal Incontinence

"Harwich for the continent. Sheffield for the incontinent!" With this slogan tacked to the wall of our laboratory, Mrs Carmel Donnelly, Dr Wei Ming Sun and I devised a comprehensive series of tests of anorectal function and set ourselves up as a specialist centre serving people with faecal incontinence. Our... Read more »